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Franco-American Jazz pianist and composer click to share
Tom Sochas is a Franco-American pianist born and raised in Paris, France and Nairobi, Kenya. Tom moved to London in 2011 and began to compose for quartet and brainchild : Phoenician Blinds. The contemporary jazz quartet has kept very busy and released three critically acclaimed albums as well as keeping a busy touring schedule in the UK and Europe.
Tom’s love of lyrical and melodic music, hard hitting post-bop and his passion for western classical music has led him to developping a unique sound, itself materialising into his first solo EP, ‘You could hear the bird sing’. Following it’s success Tom Sochas released his debut trio album The Sorcerer on Khumbu Records in April 2022. Tom was awarded the Do It Differently grant from Help Musicians UK to support the release of this record. Tom and the trio have had the pleasure of touring this record in some of Europe’s greatest jazz clubs including Birdland in Hamburg, Sunset Sunside in Paris, Philly Joe’s in Tallinn, Sala Clamores in Madrid, The Jazz Bar in Edinburgh, The Hot Club de Lyon and Pizza Express Jazz Club in London amongts other others.
Today he focuses in equal parts on his practice, playing with his own trio, Phoenician Blinds, but also composes for film and theatre. Some of his most recent collaborations feature physical-theatre dramaturge and actor Maite Jauregui. Tom was commissioned to write five pieces of instrumental music to accompany a one-woman piece entitled ‘Una’. Most recently he was also commisioned to write music for a play entitled Eating Myself, written by Pepa Duarte.
Spellbinding piano from Tom Sochas... a very, very beautiful album.Jamie Cullum
★★★★ “The Sorcerer” resonates deeper with every play.Mojo